Why is there an Entry Level Driver Training requirement?
The ELDT is a recent federal mandate that aims to create a more consistent training standards for entry-level commercial drivers nationwide. This training ensures that new CDL drivers are well-prepared and equipped with the necessary skills for safe and responsible driving.
Who needs to take Entry Level Driver Training?
You must complete this training if you want to...
- Obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for the first time
- Upgrade an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL
- Obtain a passenger (P), school bus (S), or hazmat (H) endorsement for the first time
Already obtained a Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP), a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or endorsement prior to February 7th, 2022?
You do not need to take this training course.
What is included in the Entry Level Driver Training Curriculum?
- Control Systems and Dashboard
- Pre- and Post-Trip Inspection
- Basic Control
- Shifting and Operating Transmissions
- Backing and Docking
- Coupling and Uncoupling
- Visual Search
- Distracted driving
- Distracted Driving
- Speed Management
- Space Management
- Night Operation
- Extreme Driving Conditions
- Hazard Perception
- Skid Control and Recovery, Jackknifing, and other Emergencies
- Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions
- Roadside Inspections
- Handling and Documenting Cargo
- Environmental and Compliance Issues
- Hours of Service Requirements
- Fatigue and Wellness Awareness
- Post-Crash Procedures
- External Communications
- Whistleblower and Coercion
- Trip Planning
- Drugs and Alcohol
- Medical Requirements
The ELDT Experience
- Register today and get immediate access
- Train in your own place at your own pace
- Find out what is next on your journey to obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)